DIY: Cuffed Track Pants

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a cool weekend. Mine was okay. Saturday I did absolutely nothing at all and it was great. I slept a lot and watched some movies on Netflix. Sunday I went to a birthday BBQ and that was cool but then on my way to do chores I was hit with the flu. I felt drained and my body began aching out of nowhere. I had to go home and try to sleep it off but that didn't go well since it was hard to get comfortable. I should have known I was coming down with something because I did sleep longer than usual on Saturday and I woke up with a sore throat Sunday morning. I eventually got up and drank lots of green tea and took some theraflu. Hopefully my body will kick this flu to the curb ASAP because I don't like being sick.at.all. 
 
       Adidas College Cuff Track Pant in Black - Lyst
Anywho, before I went to the BBQ, I spent my morning doing a DIY project. I saw this cuffed track pants project over at Je M'appelle Shen a couple of months ago and I knew that I would be making myself a pair. Shen shares some awesome DIY tutorials that are easy and you should check it out if you're into making your own pieces. I already had some track pants from Target on hand so I just needed to purchase the cuffs. The cuffs were about $3 and I bought them from Joann Fabrics.
Pic 1: Before view of pants
Pic 2: T
o make the pants more fitting, I took a pair of  my straight leg jeans, placed on top of the track pants and traced a line alongside the edge with a marking pen. You can also use chalk. I sewed over the marked line and cut the excess fabric. I also used the serger on the edges once I cut off the excess. 
Pic 3: View of one pants leg after being taken in.

Pic 1: I marked the pants at the top of my ankle and cut off 3 inches so it wouldn't be too long once cuff was added. The amount you need to cut will vary based on the fit of the pants and your height.
I sewed a loose stitch around the end of the pants, 1 inch from the edge. Don't cut the excess thread. I then pulled the excess thread to gather the pants around the ankle. This took a couple of tries because I'm just too darn rough so make sure to gently pull the thread.
Pic 2: Insert the cuff inside the pants. Make sure the pants are inside out. Place the cuff about 1/4 inch above the stitch line that you gathered and sew it around and onto the pants.
Pic 3: View of cuff sewn in place.

Pic 1: Front view of finished pants
Pic 2: Side view of finished pants


I think I did a great job! Since I came down with the flu I wasn't up to taking any pictures of an outfit with these pants. You can dress these pants up or down with heels or sneakers and I can't wait to show you guys what I come up with. Until then!

11 comments

  1. I hope you are feeling better! Love the DIY, the pants came out great!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. I hope you feel better soon. This is a great DIY, I can't wait to see how you wear them!

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  3. No more body aches but throat is still a little sore. I think I'm going to be okay. Thanks!

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  4. Much better than yesterday. I'm well on the road to recovery. :-) And thank you Yi-chia!

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  5. Thanks. I will be sure to check out your blog.

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  6. Where would I look in the store for cuffs ?!

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  7. You can look in the sewing accessories aisle in a store such as Joanns.

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  8. Did you buy them like that or are they elastic . I looked for them earlier just seen elastic

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  9. Thank you . Wonderful talented Mo :-) . Sorry for bothering you so much about it..

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo